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“Can't beat the service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #49 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Can't beat the service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

If you want to feel like you brought your friends with you on vacation, this is the place to go. Every staff encounter we had was superb, from check in to our fav, Fabian at the bar.
Simple, nicer than the other places we've stayed at in sobe. Offers just what you need, although a fridge in room would have been nice. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I stayed here with a group of friends last January and had a blast. Given it was only 2 nights, it was Miami and it was warm. They were going through a renovation, but you could hardly tell. You can't beat the location, it's one block behind the Miami strip. You can walk to shopping, great restaurants, and the beach. The front desk recommended this AMAZING Cuban restaurant (just a few blocks down on the right). I wish I could remember it now, but ask the front desk and I'm sure they will know. It is worth the trip. The room itself was fantastic, very clean, chic, and everything operated as expected. There was a frosted window in the bathroom which is nice, since you don't see that too often in hotels these days. Breakfast was plentiful and filling, nice bar atmosphere at night to get the engine started, and staff felt like friends and family. Highly recommend this hotel. Can't wait to visit it again so I can experience their finished renovation.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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dnpinva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This hotel is all about the details - the soothing music upon entering the room, the amazing bath products, the wonderful shower, the sleek fan turning above the room, the tasteful decorations, the staff that go the extra mile. I highly recommend this hotel. It is a hidden gem. It is old, but it is kept up to well that it feels brand new. It is close to a number of restaurants and bars and a block from the beach. Not fitness center, but the hotel offers a discounted rate at a nearby gym.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I travelled to Miami Beach for a "guys trip" to watch some football, check out some nightlife, and get some sun & sea. I was able to get a great deal on this hotel through a thrid-party. All-in-all i came away impressed and would likely stay again at the price I paid, however there were a few things that could have been improved.

First the good:

-Hotel looked very modern and recently renovated. It was welcoming, chic and had a nice "upscale South Beach" feel.

-Room cleanliness was excellent, and maid service was reliable and thorough.

-Almost all of our interactions with the staff were very positive. They were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to say good morning, get doors for us and they responed quickly to any questions or requests.

-The location is perfect. 1 block from Ocean Drive (main tourist strip) as well as the beach, also close to plenty of resturants, shopping and other amenities. It is right in the heart of the art deco district and other than a few of the huge chains which are right on the ocean, the location can't be beat.

-Free calling in North America. I have never been to a hotel that offers this!

Here are a few of the complaints I had. Some are just a limitation of the property, others could be easily corrected.

-Rooms are small, as it is an older building. With 4 adults in a room it's very tight and there isn't much space to put luggage.

-No fridge in room, and no guest-access to an ice machine. Ice must be requested from front desk and brought to the room. Some may find this a convenience, but I would prefer to get my own ice when needed, then to call front desk several times a day, and feel like you should tip each time. In fairness the ice delivery was usually very prompt.

-There is no on-site parking lot, so if you have a car you either have to valet it for $27 per day, where they park it off-site and need 30min of notice to get it back to you, or park it on the street with metered parking (a bit of a risk for a rental car).

-Upon checkout I had a $16 hotel bar charge on my room. When I told the front desk that it was not from us (we never went to the bar at all), I got the vibe that they had to open an investigation which included talking to the bartender and have a 2nd employee confirm their room-charge procedure when we suggested it could have been a simple human error... they could have just said "Oh our mistake, I'm sorry, i will remove the charge" ... they never said they didn't believe me, no accusations were made, and the charge was eventually removed, but I just felt that the process could have been handled a little smoother and less awkwardly.

This is a quality, chic, hotel with a great staff and a prime location but also with a few flaws. At their full price I may check out some other options, but at a discounted rate this place will not disappoint.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We got this hotel on Priceline for a great deal, so really can't complain since it wasn't easy to get one during the Thanksgiving weekend! This hotel is in an awesome location, walking distance to all South Beach has to offer. The pool is tiny but the water was very warm so that's a plus.

The biggest downside is the valet. They take your car like 6 blocks away and require at least 30 minutes to retrieve...we waited 45 minutes before our car showed up, it would have been better to just take a cab. The rooms are also very tiny, think NYC style with paper thin walls. We could hear everything in the rooms next to us and the staff outside our door at all hours of the day/night. They do have free wi-fi, which is unheard of these days!

If you're just looking for a place to sleep in an awesome location, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here. But if you're looking to actually spend some time in the room/hotel, I'd look elsewhere as there are 100s of hotels in the area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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West Lafayette
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We got a great deal on Priceline for Thanksgiving vacation. This hotel is right beside the center of shopping district and beach area, so five star for location. Room is pretty cozy and clean. Friendly staff. Worth the money!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Chicago IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed at Blue Moon last minute and was very pleased with the outcome. Service was great and the hotel very charming! Rooms were updated, stylish and clean. Be aware that because this hotel is boutique and in a historic art deco building, the rooms are not huge. However, I found the room to be adequately sized for my needs and appreciate the architecture. Also be aware there is no pool other than a small wading pool. But the ocean is a short walk away! The location was excellent, smack in the middle of South Beach. We had a car but didn't need to drive it as everything was in walking distance. The bar also made a mean cocktail! I'd definitely go back here. I would recommend for couples, friends but not necessarily for families depending on what you're looking for.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Additional Information about Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection

Property: Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection
Address: 944 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5010
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#32 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#32 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#38 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique hotel on Collins Avenue combining two historic hotels via an arched breezeway. Unwind in the relaxation pool or on the sky-lit patio with views over Collins Avenue. Fresh take on modern American fare and crafted cocktails at FIX restaurant and lounge. ... more   less 
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